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Is hunting ethical

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Started: 9/9/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
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jgates

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Is hunting ethical? Yes for a few reasons. one hunting is not all cruel like people may think. in a way hunting is helping both humans and the selected prey. there are organizations that use the meat from the animal shot to give both to food doner and the person who actually shot it. deer for example can produce 100 pounds of meat to eat off of one deer. yes not all deer are that big but some are. the meat is lean and more healthy to eat than beef for example. deer has very little fat content as of a cow who has 5 times more than a deer.
pomarie

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First of all, I'm going to prove that the arguments that you put forward are invalid and rely on fallacies.
Then I'm going to explain why hunting is unethical

For starters, you point out that certain hunting organizations give away the meat that they hunted.
This is illogical for multiple reasons. To start with, most hunters don't hunt with organizations. They are private hunters that hunt privately, with friends or alone. Moreover, only a fraction of the minuscule minority of people who do hunt with organizations give away their loot. The fact that a few people do good deeds while hunting does not excuse it cruelty.

Next, you assert that deer meat is healthier than beef because it contains less fat. First of all, this argument lies on the assumption that fat is bad for you. In fact, not all fat is bad for you. Your body actually needs fat to be healthy.(http://www.health.harvard.edu... ; http://www.nhs.uk...)
Moreover, no one is forcing you to eat fatty parts of meat.

Next, the argument in itself is a fallacy : a fallacy by composition (when one implies that something is true of the whole from the fact that it is true of some part of the whole). Just because one part of beef is bad, it doesn't mean that beef is bad. Similarily, just because, deer meat contains less fat than beef, it doesn't mean that deer meat as a whole is good for you.

Now, I'm going to explain why hunting is unethical.

Many animals endure prolonged, painful deaths when they are injured but not killed by hunters. A study of 80 radio-collared white-tailed deer found that of the 22 deer who had been shot with "traditional archery equipment," 11 were wounded but not recovered by hunters. Twenty percent of foxes who have been wounded by hunters are shot again. Just 10 percent manage to escape, but "starvation is a likely fate" for them, according to one veterinarian. A South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks biologist estimates that more than 3 million wounded ducks go "unretrieved" every year. A British study of deer hunting found that 11 percent of deer who"d been killed by hunters died only after being shot two or more times and that some wounded deer suffered for more than 15 minutes before dying.

Hunting disrupts migration and hibernation patterns and destroys families. For animals such as wolves, who mate for life and live in close-knit family units, hunting can devastate entire communities. The stress that hunted animals suffer"caused by fear and the inescapable loud noises and other commotion that hunters create"also severely compromises their normal eating habits, making it hard for them to store the fat and energy that they need in order to survive the winter.
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Posted by Jonbonbon 2 years ago
Jonbonbon
Oh lawdy... If only I could troll both of them... That would make my day.
Posted by cheyennebodie 2 years ago
cheyennebodie
There is nothing better than a thick venison steak.
Posted by Vajrasattva-LeRoy 2 years ago
Vajrasattva-LeRoy
You really should differentiate between hunting for sport-
which apparently produces Bad Karma,
& hunting for food, which, I'd assume,
doesn't.

What do you mean by ethical?
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